Commencement correspondence will be emailed by UGS to doctoral candidates who submit the Preliminary Approval of Dissertation and Request for Oral Defense form (D5) by the deadline. The Spring 2020 deadline is Friday, March 6, 2020. Students must check with their academic units and colleges for internal deadlines to ensure that the D5 is submitted to UGS in a timely manner.
Once the D5 is received, doctoral candidates will receive an email with specific instructions related to the D5 processing. For further information about this process, please click here. For Spring 2020, commencement information will be emailed to doctoral candidates who submit the D5 form by Friday, March 6, 2020.
It is critical to follow all important dates and deadlines (i.e. last day to RSVP, guest ticket purchasing) to ensure that doctoral commencement participation is completed accordingly.
For doctoral candidates who confirm commencement attendance, UGS will send invitations to the corresponding Major/Co-Major professors. For Spring 2020, we will update this page to confirm once the commencement invites are sent out to major/co-major professors.
Doctoral candidates who are unable to attend commencement and wish to participate at a ceremony during a later term may reach out to UGS to make arrangements. Please do so by the first week of classes in the term in which you intent to participate.
Only those doctoral candidates who submit the Final ETD Approval form and the final version of the ETD manuscript by the due date will be allowed to participate in commencement ceremonies.